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"Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off": theatre etiquette in an age of outsourcing

Halligan, Benjamin 2009, '"Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off": theatre etiquette in an age of outsourcing' , Studies in Theatre and Performance, 22 (9) , pp. 193-197.

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Abstract

This intervention draws on poststructuralist Marxist and post-autonomist theory to analyze the recent spate of ‘mobile phone incidents’ in London's West End theatres, arguing that the context for this newly emerged faux pas must be understood to be the economic restructuring of West End theatre culture and a resultant essential incompatibility between theatre, as sold, and theatre subject to neo-liberal models of outsourcing.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in Theatre and Performance
Publisher: Intellect
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1468-2761
Depositing User: B Halligan
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 14:39
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:37
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/10232

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